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russia says it all hand evidence to the united nations on the syrian rebels possible involvement in last month's chemical attack as a senior diplomat criticizes u.n. inspectors will failing to consider the data also. a large group of protesters clashed with the police the police are holding their ground right now as you can see those fires behind me greek police used tear gas to disperse protesters angered by the killing of an anti fascist activist our correspondent gets caught up in the thick of the action. and a war crimes trial of colonel gadhafi son begins in libya as a country defies the international criminal court's demand to hand over.
good morning to you if you're just joining us here on our team you're live with me to on the day let's take a look at our top story this morning. russia says it will provide a u.n. security council with evidence allegedly implicating syrian rebel forces in last month's deadly chemical attack outside damascus the syrian government had already given the same data to u.n. inspectors working in the country but the findings were apparently not taken into account when their report was prepared archies worry for national caught up with the russia's deputy foreign minister during his visit to damascus to discuss these allegations. russia's deputy foreign minister has spent two days here in damascus to discuss the country's chemical disarmament plan according to which syria has to destroy or remove its chemical weapons by me two thousand and fourteen but first to
provide a full list of its chemical weapons and stockpiles by the end of this week that's according to the deal that moscow and washington agreed or an over the weekend in geneva the deal that became sort of a political and diplomatic turn a trip to a miniature response to the use of the chemical weapons here in syria all these just days after the u.n. investigators released their report over the use of chemical weapons here in syria they have been working here for several some time and they released a report that an exclusive interview to r t russia's deputy foreign minister said to get it called criticised this report calling that it was one sided politicized and biased because according to russia's deputy foreign minister the report didn't appear to take into consideration all the evidence the syrian authorities have conducted their own. sampling and investigation
analysis in terms of possible evidence of rebels being responsible for educators odes both on august twenty first but beyond that also august twenty third and fourth this material was discreetly handed over to office drum the head of u.n. mission here mission of experts which came and investigated the incident itself strong was asked to look into it and eventually factor this new evidence into the final report never happened in fact and this is one of the reasons why we criticize an incomplete contents of this report russia will also carry out its own examination of the evidence provided by the syrian government and will also transfer these information to the un security council mosco is calling
for further investigation by un and it's calling for the un team to come back here to syria to continue its probe in order to determine who was responsible for the hostages here in the country political analyst abraham lucia says a western policy cherry picking their data on syrian chemical weapons and that persuading them to consider any evidence of the rebel culpability is a difficult task. naturally the report was not meant to point fingers at anyone but the fact that it ignored certain elements and the investigation that are crucial to finding out who is using chemical weapons in syria is itself highly problematic and behind the medical the united states has been arc think partly selectively and using double standards and dealing with different cases and different countries for example. for at parking al qaida and mali but at the supporting al
qaida in syria so the weight of russia the international weight of russia in the security council learned more credibility to this of a dance that would otherwise be ignored by the united states britain and france so the point is not only to have evidence the point is to be able to have that evidence. and study it and taken into consideration meanwhile syria's president has said he is committed to chemical disarmament but that the process will take at least a year and cost around two billion dollars. made his latest comments in an interview with fox news the highlights are valuable on our website at r.t. dot com. cities across greece have seen violent clashes following the death of an anti fascist activist who was stabbed to death by
a member of the far right golden dawn party riot police used tear gas to disperse the angry crowds and writers holed rocks and lit street fires across want to lose the calf north was in the midst of a frenzy. basically a large group of protesters have clashed with the police the police are holding their ground right now as you can see there's fires behind me tear gas is in the air a little bit difficult to breathe here as you can see in front of me the police are trying to hold their territory on the other side there's basically a group of anarchists black bloc kids whatever you want to call them many of the protesters here have been picking up stones along the side of the road in fact if you can pan down you can see someone trying to pull out a fire and stones on the ground from the clashes now. basically. we're basically where we're standing is in between protesters on one side and fires and protesters on the other side the police have secured this radius but in some
ways were blocked in. it was very hard to breathe at one point they've been throwing around tear gas and of course the smoke is and the wind is making it get in everyone's faces that some part helped clear the crowd i think the baton and sort of the heavy. use of tear gas definitely help clear the situation but quite tense and we can't quite figure out where to go and how to leave to be honest you have some folks back there i don't know if you can see with the camera fire still lit with demonstrators hurling rocks in the distance but the police have advanced and it does seem like they're securing the area now this smoke right here if we can pan to it. that's tear gas so we're actually going to move away we don't really have. a safe safe area to go to are effectively stuck between the. protesters behind us and the ones who are seeing in front of us who are who are throwing anything they can get their hands on really people had come out here to
this neighborhood to commemorate the death of a young man a young hip hop artist a leftist leaning i suppose who was murdered on tuesday evening by someone who is a self-confessed golden dawn member that's one of the sort of neo fascist. that's been growing a lot more powerful here in greece which provided the fuel for the fire no pun intended for for for these towns clashes that really developed i mean basically while this is at heart an economic situation this is a country that's been struggling with the austerity programs the country that has seen two thirds of its youth on able to find work sixty four percent youth unemployment and these economic tensions have really translated into social issues for example dividing communities some people have have been driven perhaps by desperation to join certain parties certain ideological divisions have been hardened and this is their results the result is a tinder box that unfortunately this particular evening erupted and came to
a rather terrible clash. we know greece's public sector remains paralyzed by a two day strike which started on wednesday thousands of civil servants rallied to athens transfers and mass layoffs the spending cuts aimed at securing the next tranche of international bailout loans just a professor of constitutional law believes the rise of extremist movements is being fields by public anger of austerity. and the majority of the people. and unfortunately. into despair. the rise of the new fascists in the force is a small minority now with. a massive demonstration of the public sector. and of course. the most recent but all of that has been leaps eclipsed by the murder of our young person. a fascist group the only hope for greece is
a purse. but little. over european socialist state. when it comes to financial troubles and austerity measures it is never a loss for words you can catch the latest episode of the kaiser report at seven thirty g.m.t. but here's a quick. well this is economics what we can't build waxwings big enough to fly closest to the sun fast enough because we can't crash it enough because then we can't get a bailout from the taxpayers who will then be asked to suffer austerity again remember there's two things going on there is a wealth transfer of the public funds to a few private speculators and then there's the essentially extermination of the poor in this country and other countries will be left to rot on the sidewalk and bleed to death but that's the plan.
and still ahead germany's election campaign and the head straight with poll set for sunday but the main parties are likely to get the cold shoulder from millions of young just ignoring their needs a report on that and more. content . to see really easily if you transfer it off to be paid i'm in fact not many what the leaders are truly interested in having him take the stand many western countries do have an interest in being friends with. tension. so it could be transferred to see the smoke if it makes their supporters.
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killings allegedly committed during the country's a twenty eleven civil war the process is taking place in tripoli as libya has defied numerous requests from the international criminal court to hand us saif al islam over to the hague the authorities insist they will ensure a fair trial but as i just policia reports many doubt that promises. twenty eight members of the formal libyan regime are facing trial among them alison you see who was the former intelligence chief of the libyan leader moammar gadhafi as well as safe islam who was the heir apparent and also the only gadhafi son to be held in custody now the charges they are facing include murder inciting rape and kidnapping as as well as forming armed groups in violation of the norm the libyan authorities are insisting that the men will get a fair trial but human rights groups as well as many in the international community believe that this is not going to happen that the authorities are actually simply incapable of being able to do this since the capture of the men in the hague has
repeatedly castigated the libyan authorities for not handing them over to face who crimes as well as crimes against humanity if the trial and when this trial goes ahead in libya it is in direct defiance of international criminal court rulings and the court can complain to the united nations security council for what is interesting is that it was the libyan rebels themselves before they came to government and with the forefront of calling for the united nations to order the international criminal court to action and this is what many analysts are saying when the rebels were fighting the gadhafi regime they were very quick to curry favor with the international community to call for the gadhafi family to be put on trial at the hague but no sooner do they themselves come into power then they're turning their backs on the very same community that they were cooperating with very few people believe that safe will get a fair trial this case is a really taken
a very long time and also the fact that they're not prepared to hand him over to the hague does suggest that old scores with the gadhafi family are being settled this is being called the trial of the same but even those who are trying to organize it on capable of doing so poorly r t tel aviv. let's take a look at the international criminal court's pursuit of us islamize since the start of the libyan revolution in february of two thousand and eleven six months into the undersea i.c.c. issued an arrest warrant for colonel gadhafi and his son on charges of crimes against humanity over the deaths of political opponents the war in libya ended with the brutal death of one mcduffie at the hands of rebels in october twenty eighth levon but no investigation all trial into that killing has followed the i.c.c. then started informal talk with saif al islam urging him to surrender to the hague
over fears that he could end up in the same fate as his father however saif or was captured while trying to leave the country in november shortly after was the government announced you would go on trial for war crimes and that he would go for crimes trial in tripoli rejecting the i.c.c. his call for them to hand over saeed saying that they had no jurisdiction upon that in june international criminal court officials were detained by libyan armed groups for several weeks after visiting this site islam as they were accused of conspiring against the state since then so yves hasn't had access to a lawyer and libya so the i.c.c. has approval to mess with the trial of gadhafi son in may this year but that request was rejected earlier my colleague andrew farmer spoke to a libyan lawmaker who said the country has every right to try gadhafi son without foreign interference. so if we get there because he's
a libyan all the crimes on the charges against him that they've been proud of committed in libya and i. believe that he should be tried in libya none of the none of the crimes that he's been charged with are committed outside libya so it is not reason whatsoever to to to try him outside libya and the demand of all libyans why do you think this being such a battle then as to where to try him where the president the president is not with what we as a libyan who have had their pollution in two thousand and eleven we don't have a brother we knew we knew from day one we wanted to try all of them including see if we get there in libya. catch all the stories we're covering and much more on our website including the u.s. drone industry has been so much there's now a shortfall in the people to guide the unmanned planes but help is at hand as i can
iran has freed eleven political prisoners including the prominent human rights lawyer and prize went up there in thought today she had been behind bars a since two thousand and ten after being found guilty of harming national security and given a six year jail sentence for two days imprisonment to prove provoked international uproar and sharp criticism of the islamic republic from various rights groups political scientists. says it's not the only change for the better interests this is the been a lot of positive signals coming from tehran there is a meeting with representatives are international atomic energy agency on september twenty seventh and there's also talk of nuclear dialogue between the linnean foreign minister and catherine ashton the e.u. foreign policy chief on the sidelines of the g eight summit in new york next week and you know there's been all sorts of possibilities of presidents who are near an
obama meeting which i don't put too much better on that nevertheless all the all the signs are positive and indicate the new iranian willingness to negotiate and. see a search for a. and a quick look at other news around the world in mexico the death toll from massive floods are caused by a hurricane has risen to eighty with dozens of people still missing tens of thousands were forced to flee their homes and many of which have been cut off from power supplies along with the delusion my flies have also hampered rescue operations when all the air force started evacuating an estimated forty thousand tourists stranded in acapulco. and the north of the border in the united states a mess of floods that killed eight people and displace thousands in the state of colorado have triggered all oil and gas leaks from ruptured pipelines activists are
warning that groundwater could become contaminated by the extent of the leaks is so far unclear environmental groups to say that the shale gas fracking over the past year as may be area vulnerable to contamination. and to staying with the u.s. the sixty meters at the city university of new york have been arrested after staging a protest against the universe's decision to employ former cia chief david petraeus the protestors accuse the ex general who's been given a teaching position of being a war criminal betrayers resigned as cia director last year after revelations of an extramarital affair. also will be opening in germany on sunday for more parliamentary elections that's being closely watched by the rest of the as thirty plagued euro zone but as chancellor merkel and her rivals launch a final push for votes they're facing an uphill struggle to win over young people many of whom feel the main parties are failing to represent their interests are to
be thought of a report on what's behind the discontent. political promises ahead of the general election in germany just plain patronize in say the country's young people according to a poll of the next generation of voters less than a quarter of those asked believe the social democrats can challenge and blue merkel and only three percent would vote for mrs merkel's current coalition partners the free democrats you've got nuthin more about the political than what's best for us they don't listen to us and we don't trust them there isn't one person in a blue that represents our needs those with their fingers on germany's political polls say those use needs a very clear they want education they want jobs as well as other cultural and leisure aspects this wishes aren't being addressed by the main parties past exit polls show the average german voter is around forty five years old and that's the
demographic both anglo merkel's christian democrats challenges the social democrats of focused on. for the most part their parties of all the males dealing with the issues that the fact all the people they're the largest block a vote and that's why they get their attention on. a prime time televised showdown between mrs merkel and s.t.p. contender. which had been billed as a clash of the political titans barely touched on one of the key youth issues the n.s.a. spying scandal and the topic of surveillance and the problems are surveys for the future of democracy it's one of the issues that we're concerned now young people especially in the future so that's why i'm in the green party and it's for those reasons that when young germans go to the polls on the twenty second anglo merkel should rely on them voting for her picture all over r.t. germany. up next. the tough questions in worlds apart to stay with us.
i got some angry but polite messages after i came out in favor of the foreign adoption ban of russian children by people in the usa this is not a dig on america i think russia or any country that respects itself should export any children to anywhere at all people tell me that i'm paranoid that the decision to stop the foreign adoptions punishes the children when a massive reuters investigation called the child exchange has exposed some dark secrets about adoption of foreign children they expose it often by using the term read homing which is normally about finding new homes for animals people are basically advertising adopted children they don't want like baseball cards on e bay we're just found out that on just one yahoo group are child a week was offered up to the public my wonder what kind of people want to
discreetly get children off the internet the thing is that in the us adopting a child from overseas is hard but transferring them to someone else later on is a breeze all you need is a notarized power of attorney document to clearing the child is another adult's care so for those of you who think that i am a cruel nationals because i support russians the option ban than take a look at the child exchange and you might just start to see my point but that's just my opinion. some of welcome to well the party next month mark t. here is the brutal killing of the formally band leader moammar gadhafi by the may twenty fifth militia and while he's there. involved in retrospect it may actually
be able to compare to the fate of his eldest son faithful islam. who for the past twenty months has been held in solitary confinement awaiting trial will justice be ever served in his case and what is justice in mourning today and we'd be able to discuss that i'm now joined by john jones a british lawyer representing safe all islam gadhafi mr jones thank you very much for your time now as far as i understand your client is expected to appear in court on september nineteenth but those charges have nothing to do with the two thousand and eleven revolution as far as i understand he is accused of trying to escape and insulting believe flag now compared to you know the main charges against him be charged crimes against humanity these these offenses seem pretty minor and yet they're taking the priority he's being tried on them i know them the main charges against him could you update us on this case because it's so pretty messy it's hard
to make sense from all those conflicting media reports that we are getting very hard to be sure of what's going on in libya because there are conflicting announcements by the libyan authorities all the time what i understand is that. there will be not only the charges as you said of insulting the national flag but also the war crimes charges relating to the incident two thousand and eleven and perhaps just to explain what that means the there was a visit last june last year by an official i.c.c. delegation. from the i.c.c. to meet with khadafi it was supposed to be a meeting which would be privileged confidential and yes actually it was monitored and documents which were privileged were confiscated and so that trial if you like the national security trial is based on seizing those documents which the libyans should never have seized and in fact the i.c.c. has ordered them to return those documents and so that's one trial which should be happening until then on the nineteenth of september the libyan authorities have
announced that he will also stand trial with. another co-defendants on the main trial if you like. the main crimes against humanity trial. but no one knows if that's really true or not whether that's actually expected to happen now i find it interesting that even if you are in the dark given that you actually represent him i wonder how much communication or access you actually have to your client at this point have you even spoken to him i have absolutely no contact with him whatsoever and it's impossible to have any contact with him because the libyans are keeping came in solitary incommunicado detention he said no access in eighty two years to his family to its loved ones to his friends and much less to a lawyer and so i represented before the international criminal court where we've succeeded in argument he should be transferred and my position is i wouldn't even try and visit him in libya because it would be not in his interests and would be impossible and in the event and i think it's not going to mention these i'd be the
previous lawyer that was appointed by the i.c.c. mainly in the taylor who actually dared to travel to libya to the studios in time where a safe alyssum is now being held she was arrested me the way through her meeting with him and held there for a month so i can certainly understand why when you would be reluctant to travel there for your own safety reasons but i wonder what you can really do for your client from london or you know from any other location of the i'm a travel except for libya what i can do with my team have been doing before the international criminal court is to is to a decision in his favor from the international court saying that the case should be heard by the i.c.c. and should not be heard in libya and ordering libya to surrender safety duffy to the hague and that's happened on thirty first of may this year and the chamber of the i.c.c. has also said that even though an appeal is ongoing they still have to deliver him they have there's no suspense of the facts of the appeal and so they have to do.